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Location: South Amboy, NJ, USA
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Internet is another story. I have gone for (at most) a few days without getting online, even when I really resolve to take a break. It's so much harder to stick with it. So often I have a "legitimate" reason to get on ("I'll just check the weather, then get off"), but 6 hours later I'll find myself on some obscure blog, reading about knitting! : I don't even knit!
Sorry - this is clearly becoming a post that is more about my issues than yours!
But I do think that if you can cut out all the racket and distraction of the tv/internet, you'll figure out why you let it take you over in the first place...
I agree, cold turkey is the way to go.
I used to be addicted to the internet. Then my computer broke and we couldn't afford a new one for over a year. I was forced to go without and I actually got a life and honestly it wasn't so bad. Now that we have a new computer, I'm able to enjoy it while keeping my priorities straight.
Pack your computer up or something where it's not easy to get to, and leave it there for a while. You'll be surprised at how quickly you adjust and you'll have so much more time!! I guarantee you'll see positive changes in just about every aspect of your life. After seeing how good it can be, when you get your computer back, you won't even be so tempted by it anymore.
It's kind of harsh, but it works! Good luck!